Thor: Ragnarok breakout star Tessa Thompson (who we’ll admit we loved before then, but she really was amazing) is not afraid to show her support in shirt form. My current favorite Friday themed hashtag on the social medias, #FemaleFilmmakerFriday, is a celebration of all the wonderful females working in the film industry.
Thompson wanted to show her love of some of the notable female directors, and did so with a pretty fabulous red top during a Sunday luncheon last week during Sundance.
You can see her flashback friday post here on her instagram:
Got this sweater custom made (@linguafrancanyc) to celebrate filmmakers I admire (who happen to be women) and wore it proudly to the @refinery29 Women at Sundance bunch. TODAY In honor of #femalefilmmakerfriday scroll for some images from the set of my next two films, both with women at the helm. LITTLE WOODS by Nia DaCosta (@niafromthecoast) & FURLOUGH by Laurie Collyer (@lauriecollyer).
“Ava, Greta, Patty, & Dee” the shirt reads, referring to directors Ava Duvernay (Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time) Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) and Dee Rees (Mudbound).
A quick gander through the #FemaleFilmmakerFriday tag on twitter results in some pretty great moments, like this one from Duvernay:
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 26, 2018
Queen Latifah posted about working with Dee Rees:
— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) January 26, 2018
While not tagged with the Female Filmmaker’s line, Vikings star Katheryn Winnick *is* stepping into her first director gig for the next season of the series:
This one from Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez:
America Ferrera posted about her experience:
#FemaleFilmmakerFriday My first time directing in 2008 on a short film called PARENTAL GUIDANCE. I made so many mistakes but I learned 2 important things: that I love directing & I have good instincts! If I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT! Learn from your mistakes & keep doing it! pic.twitter.com/TAI4FVPP17
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) January 26, 2018
Even Netflix got in on the tag:
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 26, 2018
The upcoming Freeform Marvel series Cloak & Dagger director Gina Prince-Bythewood posted this shot:
— Gina Prince-Bythewood (@GPBmadeit) January 26, 2018